Activities To Enjoy With Kids During This Eid-ul-Fitr!
Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The holiday is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar. This year Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Tuesday, May 3rd. Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion and is typically marked by prayers, family gatherings, and festive meals. Muslims greet one another with “Eid Mubarak” or “Happy Eid.” Wishing everyone a happy Eid-ul-Fitr!
Common Traditions Followed During the Eid-Ul-Fitr!
1. Wake Up Early & Pray
One of the first things Muslims do on Eid-ul-Fitr is to wake up early and pray. This special prayer is called Salat al-Eid or the Eid prayer. It is performed in congregation at an open field or large hall. The Eid prayer is followed by a sermon (khutbah).
2. Eat a Festive Meal
After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually head home to enjoy a festive meal with their family and friends. The meal often includes traditional Eid foods such as lamb or goat, rice dishes, sweets, and fruits.
3. Give Charity to the Needy
Charity is an integral part of Eid-ul-Fitr. Many Muslims donate money or food to the poor and needy on this day. Because of its spiritual and communal nature, many Muslims choose to give back on Eid-ul-Fitr. This could mean donating time to serve the homeless or those in need or donating money to a local charity or organisation. In some communities, members will gather for breakfast before volunteering at soup kitchens or shelters.
4. Spend Time with Family & Friends
Eid-ul-Fitr is also a time to spend with family and friends. Many Muslims visit their relatives and friends to exchange Eid greetings and gifts on Eid day.
5. Kids take Eddie(money) from elders
Whether young or old, Eid-ul-Fitr is a fun and festive time. Even the little ones get to celebrate by receiving Eddie–a small amount of money that kids can use to buy toys and gifts for themselves.
6. Attend Prayers
One of the most important traditions of Eid-ul-Fitr is attending morning prayers at the mosque. Many Muslims spend hours praying and listening to speeches about spirituality and devotion on this special day. In many countries, the entire community comes together for these communal prayers, followed by a celebratory meal held either in homes or in community halls.
Many people also take this special day as an opportunity to travel, visit with loved ones in other countries or return home to celebrate with family members they may not have seen for several months. Whether travelling by plane, train, automobile, or even on foot, families return home to reunite and enjoy quality time together.
Significance of Eid-ul-Fitr!
Eid-ul-Fitr is a very special time for Muslims all over the world. Whether you’re young or old, this holiday is filled with fun traditions and meaningful celebrations that bring people together to share their faith and love of God. From attending morning prayers at the mosque to celebrating with loved ones, there are many ways to enjoy this particular time.
Eid-ul-Fitr is also a time for giving thanks to God for all the blessings He has given us. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate our big and small achievements. We may not always realise it, but God is always with us, guiding us through our daily lives.
There are many ways to give back at Eid-ul-Fitr, and one of the most popular is to donate. This can be anything from donating money or food to those in need to volunteering your time at a local charity. Giving back is an integral part of celebrating this holiday, and it’s a fantastic way to make the most out of your celebration.
Another great way to celebrate the holiday is by spending time with family and friends. This can be simple, like cooking or going for a walk in the park, or more elaborate, like hosting an Eid party at your home. Whatever you choose, spending time with those around you is a great way to cherish this holiday.
Finally, be sure to take the time to reflect on everything that Eid brings. Whether it’s taking in the decorations and lights or listening to traditional music and reading Quranic passages, being mindful of what this holiday means to you can help make it even more special.
Eid Activities with Kids During the Holiday!
1. Go to the park
One of Eid’s best traditions is going to the park with family and friends. It’s a great way for kids to let off some steam, run around and play games. You can even pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the fresh air.
2. Make your own Eid cards
Another fun activity for kids is making their own Eid cards. This is a great way to get them involved in the holiday and get creative. All you need are some construction paper, markers, glitter and other craft supplies.
3. Go on an Eid treasure hunt
An Eid treasure hunt is a great way to keep kids entertained and excited about the holiday. You can hide small gifts, candies or coupons around your home, each with a different clue. This will allow kids to work together to decipher the clues and find their prize at the end!
Whatever activities you choose this Eid, be sure to spend time with your loved ones and create some beautiful memories. Best wishes for a happy Eid!
Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak to all of our Muslim friends and followers! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your loved ones. In this blog post, we wanted to take a moment to discuss some of the parenting responsibilities that come along with this holiday. For many Muslims, Eid is when kids are given new clothes and money (known as “Eidi”) from their parents and relatives. It’s also a time for family gatherings, feasting, and prayers. As with any religious holiday, there are certain things that parents need to keep in mind when celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with their children.
Eid Mubarak, Everyone!